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Notes On Music
Thu March 28, 2013
You know the song, Matchmaker, Make Me a Match, from the musical Fiddler on the Roof. This concept is not new to opera either.
In Puccini’s Madam Butterfly, Lieutenant Pinkerton has leased a house from a matchmaker; and in Smetana’s opera, The Bartered Bride, parents scheme to have a matchmaker find a husband for their daughter. Ah, some things never change!